Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Sweet Sixteen is especially sweet for Cruisin' the Coast. Organizers said after 16 years of Cruisin', they can finally brag about registering 6,000 classic cars. They said it took a lot of hard work to get this far.
When Ellis and Joyce Martin went to register their 1964 and a half Mustang for Cruisin' The Coast, the Plaquemine, LA, couple had no idea the classic car was making Cruisin' history.
"My heart stopped a few minutes when everybody started jumping around me," said Ellis Martin. "I thought I did something wrong."
Cruisin' officials said they are thrilled to finally reach 6,000. They said one reason this event is gaining popularity is that here cruisers actually get to cruise around which isn't the case at many other car shows.
"A lot of events you go with a car show, you dress your car, you register, you have a place where you set up, and you park," said Lisa Burnett, Cruisin' the Coast registration director. "You're expected to stay there and answer questions from the judges. So you could spend two days sitting there just looking around at the other contestants. Where here you're looking around at beautiful scenery. More cars [owners] than you can think about talking to everybody, but they sure try."
Officials said they owe a lot of thanks to the community for embracing the visitors.
Burnett said, "The community at large supporting us and being out there to welcome our Cruisers to help them, that makes a big difference. They are saying that we have some of the best people that they have ever met. That the hospitality here just comes natural to everyone."
Now that 6,000 is in the rear view mirror, officials must now map out an uncharted future.
"This gives our board and all of us involved in Cruisin' the Coast an opportunity to look at the event. Look at where we're going and where we want to go now that we're at this number,"said Woody Bailey, Cruisin' The Coast Executive Director.
Cruisin' The Coast officials also credit aggressive advertising and a lot of hard working volunteers for pushing them past the 6,000 mark.
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